Graph theory application to sociometric data analysis

Kovshov D.K.

Russian Federal Nuclear Center (VNIIEF), Arzamas, Russia

Kovshova E.S.

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Kovshov D.K., Kovshova E.S. Graph theory application to sociometric data analysis. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2015. No 10. P. 195-209


A mathematical model of interpersonal relations is proposed. Relations are interpreted as attraction or repulsion of individuals in an abstract “sociometric space”. An improved graphic method of sociometric data processing based on this model is formulated consisting in building a “map of a group”, which detects and visualizes internal structure of the group.

interpersonal relations; sociometry; sociogram; map of a group; sociometrical space; emotions; communication
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